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Andrea Gemmet

Editor, The Almanac and Mountain View Voice

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About Andrea
Andrea Gemmet is the editor of the Mountain View Voice, 2017's winner of Online General Excellence at CNPA's Better Newspapers Contest and winner of General Excellence in 2016 and 2018 at CNPA's renamed California Journalism Awards. In 2020, she also became editor of The Almanac.
Andrea is a Midpeninsula native who got her first newspaper job while still in high school and has devoted her career to community journalism. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she became a staff writer for The Almanac, where she covered everything from homicides and historic preservation battles to city hall shenanigans, land use, education and local characters human and non-human. Her breaking news reporting on the closure of independent bookstore Kepler's earned her a first-place award for Public Service from CNPA in 2006.

Andrea joined the Mountain View Voice in 2010 as managing editor and was promoted to the new role of editor following the retirement of Editor-in-Chief Tom Gibboney in 2014.
Stories by Andrea
Halloween Hoopla brings costumed crowds to downtown Menlo Park
Downtown Menlo Park was crawling with superheroes and monsters, flowers, fairies and fiends as the city's annual Halloween Hoopla event took over Santa Cruz Avenue and Fremont Park Saturday, Oct. 28.
[Tuesday, October 31, 2023]

Menlo-Atherton High's water polo team brings home the PAL championship
After several years of heartbreaking near-misses, Menlo-Atherton High School's girls water polo team secured the championship, beating Woodside High School 9-7 for the title on Oct. 17.
[Wednesday, October 25, 2023]

Sheriff: Five home burglaries reported in Woodside, Portola Valley on Thursday
San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies said they responded to five calls reporting residential burglaries in Portola Valley and Woodside in just one day, and are asking residents to report any suspicious activity they see.
[Thursday, September 28, 2023]

After a branch falls in the night, Oak Knoll Elementary School prepares to lose its cherished tree
Throughout Oak Knoll Elementary's 72-year history in Menlo Park, children have cavorted beneath the towering oak tree in the middle of the playground. Then a large limb came crashing down, sealing the tree's fate.
[Monday, September 18, 2023]

Caltrans: Plenty of work still to do on landslide-damaged section of Highway 84 in Woodside
There's still much to do before the landslide-damaged section of Highway 84 in Woodside is fully repaired, according to Caltrans.
[Monday, September 18, 2023]

Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail
The Australian race car driver charged with vehicular manslaughter for a fatal crash on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County is out on bail.
[Wednesday, September 13, 2023]

Grass fire on Highway 101 near Marsh Road triggers severe traffic alert
Firefighters on Tuesday evening were battling a grass fire along U.S. Highway 101 near the Marsh Road exit, north of Willow Road in Menlo Park.
[Tuesday, August 22, 2023]

One woman dies, one hospitalized in North Fair Oaks stabbing
San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Redwood City man covered in blood after two women were stabbed, one fatally, in the 3200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in unincorporated North Fair Oaks early Sunday morning.
[Sunday, July 30, 2023]

Almanac journalists honored for election coverage, land-use and local government reporting in statewide competition
Almanac journalists won accolades for their work in this year's California Journalism Awards, taking first place for reporting on local government and youth and education.
[Tuesday, May 30, 2023]

Flooding from heavy rain closes Middlefield Road at Menlo-Atherton High
Flooding from heavy rain on Sunday, March 12, forced the closure of Middlefield Road between Ravenswood and Oak Grove avenues for about two hours.
[Monday, March 13, 2023]